Welcome to #JDHorizons

Janders Dean is proud to present our coveted #JDHorizons legal conferences taking place in London on 17th May at The Courthouse Hotel (SHOREDITCH) and in Sydney on 4-5th July 2018.

Golden ticket VIP guest invitations for our London conference have all been sent out – keep an eye out on your post to see if you are invited to break the law and then make the law with Janders Dean in 2018.

Sponsorship is now closed for our London 2018 conference but for those who are interested in collaborating next year you can check out our sponsorship opportunities which can be accessed below.

We can’t wait to welcome you to our ever-growing family of disruptors, innovators and fire starters.

The Janders Dean Team

London – Thursday 17 May 2018
Our 4th #JDHorizons London conference will welcome 150 select VIP guests from top-tier law firms and is to be held at the historic and characterful Courthouse Hotel in London.


“Everything at JD Horizons is about thinking differently,
doing things differently”

Janders Dean conferences differentiate themselves from the “same-old-same-old” static and stale conferences that have plagued the industry in the past, and from the hype events that measure success on the number of delegates, rather than the right delegates. We believe in devising conferences that actually inspire our delegates to apply new thinking to their roles and their firm. Our events are developed and planned not by a conference company with limited connections to the real world, but by our own team of expert global consultants and thought leaders who work day in and day out at the front lines of legal services transformation with our clients and emerging suppliers.

Our invite-only audience will, again be a deliberate mix of private practice lawyers, in-house legal champions, senior knowledge and technology personnel, representatives from the emerging and evolving areas of legal pricing, process improvement, project management and service delivery enhancement.

At Janders Dean we truly believe in our unique DNA and magic ingredients, and hope this will convince you to get involved

Let’s talk about people…

Speakers you won’t hear anywhere else until after they’ve spoken at #JDHorizons…

Once again we have assembled an all-star line-up of speakers from inside and outside legal to inspire and motivate our delegates. Below is a list of our London cohort of speakers, who will be joining the exclusive #JDHorizons speaking faculty.

Abigail Hunt
Design Thinking Consultant
Abigail Hunt Consulting

Alex Low
Social Selling Expert
Digital Leadership Associates

Jo Aitken

Client Relationship Director

James Peters

Vice President Legal

Sally Sfeir Tait


James Batham

Eversheds Sutherland

Ben McGuire

Innovation and Business Change Director
Simmons & Simmons

Mark Rigotti

Global CEO
Herbert Smith Freehills

Marie Potel-Saville

Founder & CEO Paris office – DOT. legal design
Former Vice President of Legal – Estée Lauder

Michele DeStefano

Professor of Law
University of Miami and LawWithoutWalls

Meera Sivanathan

Co-Founder and lead Legal Designer

Shahnaz Ahmed

Senior Designer

Tamara Box

Managing Partner EME
Reed Smith LLP

Monet Fauntleroy

Senior Manager
White and Case

Andy Sprogis

Chief Innovation Officer
Katten Munchin Rosenman

Priya Lakhani OBE

Century Tech

Scott Randall

Chief of Staff

Johanna Rantanen

Dottir Attorneys

Robert de Rooy

Comic Contracts

Emily Foges


Nathan Bowen

Street Artist
Nathan Bowen Art

Emma Ryan

Illustrator & Co-Founder

Manuela Fiori

Illustrator & Co-Founder

Abhijat Saraswat

Litera Microsystems

Dan Carmel


Stuart Barr

Chief Product & Strategy Officer

Lisa Gluckstein
Law Student
Harvard Law School
LawWithoutWalls 2018 Alumni
Co-Founder Kite

Justin North

Janders Dean

People you won’t meet anywhere else

As one of the only VIP/invitation only events, we give you the opportunity to spend time with senior individuals and the decision makers from international law firms and in house legal teams that you want and need to meet.


08:45 – 09:00 Welcome & Introductions
09:00 – 09:30 Leading in Law – Habits of Highly Effective Law Firm Leadership & Entrepreneurialism
Michele DeStefano – Professor of Law (University of Miami School of Law), Founder (LawWithoutWalls.org)
09:30 – 09.45 The Opportunities With Industry Agnostic Technology Adoption & Life After Law
Priya Lakhani OBE – Chief Executive Officer (Century TECH)
09:45 – 10.00 Creating Inspirational Cultures – Leadership First, Tools & Toys Last
Tamara Box – Managing Partner EME (Reed Smith)
10:00 – 10:30 REFRESHMENTS
10:30 – 11:00 UnPanel – Reimagining The Future of Legal
Abhijat Saraswat, Director, Litera Microsystems
Stuart Barr, Chief Product & Strategy Officer at HighQ
Emily Foges, CEO, Luminance
11:00 – 11:15 LegalTech Is Not FinTech – Stop Pretending & Start Preparing
Sally Sfeir Tate – Founder/ CEO, RegulAItion
11:15 – 11:30 Demystifying Design Thinking – Placing Why Before What
Abigail Hunt – Design Thinking Consultant, (Abigail Hunt Consulting)
11:30 – 11:45 New Roles For New Reasons – The Demise of Traditional Support & The Rise of The Rebellious
Monet Fauntleroy – Senior Manager (White & Case)
11:45 – 12:00 The Recipe of Successful Creativity in Teams – Lessons For Law
Shahnaz Ahmed – Senior Designer (Livity)
12:00 – 12:15 While You Were Sleeping – How Dottir Achieved Leadership in Legal Design
Johanna Rantanen – Partner (Dottir Attorneys) & Meera Sivanathan – Co-Founder and Lead Legal Designer, Dot. 
12:15 – 12:30 Stop. Collaborate & Listen – #JDHorizons Audience Q&A
#JDHorizons 2018 Faculty Q&A Discussion
12:30 – 13:30 LUNCH
13:30 – 13.45 We’re Watching – How Clients Perceive Law Firm Transformation & Innovation Initiatives
Jo Aiken – Client Relationship Director (Acritas)
13.45 – 14.00 Finding Beauty in Law – Rethinking Relationships Between Legal Departments & The Business 
Marie Potel-Saville – Founder & CEO Paris office at Dot. Legal Design Consultancy
Former VP of Legal (Estee Lauder)
14:00 – 14.15 Great Expectations – Balancing Priorities & Swatting Away Market Hype
Andy Sprogis – Chief Innovation Officer (Katten Muchin Rosenman)
14:15 – 14.30 Unafraid to be different – creativity and leadership in law firms
Ben McGuire – Innovation & Business Change Director (Simmons & Simmons)
14:30 – 14.45 Re-Inventing Corporate Legal Departments – Tales of Global Transition
Scott Randall – Chief of Staff, Legal (UBS)
14.45 – 15.15 REFRESHMENTS
15:15 – 15.30 Fast & Furious – Achieving Global Growth & Maintaining Client Connections
James Batham – Partner (Eversheds Sutherland)
15:30 – 15.45 Selling Legal Futures – The Legal Industry’s Social Selling Surprise (What’s Missing?)
Alex Low – Social Selling Expert (Digital Leadership Associates)
15.45 – 16.00 Do as we do, not as we say – a vendors approach to digital transformation
Dan Carmel, Chief Marketing Officer, iManage
16:00 – 16.15 Lawyers on Mars – The Future Trajectory of Law
James Peters – Vice President, Legal (LegalZoom)
16:15 – 16.30

The Global Legal Industry’s Hidden Gifts – Measuring Success Through Impact

16:30 – 16.45 Legal Leaders Lessons 101 – Managing Global Law Firms (Looking Back to Look Forward)
Mark Rigotti – Global Chief Executive Officer (Herbert Smith Freehills)
16.45 – 17.00 You Had Me @ Hello – #JDHorizons Audience Q&A
#JDHorizons 2018 Faculty Q&A Discussion
17:00 – 17.15 Pow! Zap! Turning The Page With Comic Contracts – Don’t Dodge The Jam
Robert de Rooy – Comic Contract Superhero

Previous #JDHORIZONS Conferences



Confirmed Sponsors

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